Setting a great table is a lot easier than you think! Follow our 5 steps to create a playful summer table.

A centerpiece is a great way to bring your table together. Whatever the main element of your party is (ours is flamingos!), make that the centerpiece. We took this flamingo centerpiece and turned it into a dessert table by placing a cake stand inside it.

This woven basket is a great choice because it doubles as a treat bag and a chairbacker. Add a personalized name tag so the kids know who goes where.

Plates and placemats make a big impact and can be used even after the party! We chose fish and summer-inspired designs to tie onto the theme.

For a great "wow" piece, a festive garland really adds to the relaxed, summer feel of the party. Pinwheels are also a fun way to decorate the space above and around the table, too.

A natural table runner provides a neutral base for all the bright plates and placemats. Palm leaves and confetti add a textural element.